Personal & Interpersonal Mastery

Having the self-awareness and other-awareness is the foundation of effective leadership. These workshops will help you cultivate greater understanding about your self and how to work and lead with others.

Developing Intercultural Competence

Intercultural competence has always been part of American history—from the connections amongst Native American tribes and with the waves of immigrants that would come later, and still arrive on our shores today. However, an Anglo-European cultural framework became the norm for America’s value system and normative behaviors. Today, we have a better understanding and appreciation for the importance of retaining and celebrating different cultural systems and frameworks.

Learn how to be more effective in navigating cultural differences.

Emotional Intelligence: Leading with the Heart and Mind

Cultivating emotional intelligence is critically important to the quality and success of our relationships in work and in life. According to the Center for Creative Leadership, 75% of careers are derailed due to lack of emotional competence leading to issues such as: unsatisfactory team leadership, inability to adapt to change or being able to elicit trust. Unlike IQ, emotional intelligence is less static and can therefore be cultivated and areas of growth can be targeted. Learn how to enhance your performance, better interact with others and maximize your leadership potential.

When you sign-up for this workshop, you will receive a link to the EQi which is an instrument that measures emotional intelligence.

The Mindful Leader

Navigating and addressing complex issues requires empathy, connection and practices that help us connect to the present moment and in turn, the future. In this Boreas workshop, you will learn practical tools to become a more effective and present leader. Find your focus, clarity and develop practices to convert stress into fuel for your dreams, goals and ambitions.

Negotiating Basics

We don’t always agree, especially on really important matters. But we still need to make decisions and figure out how to move forward collectively. Strong negotiation skills will help you facilitate decision-making and make you a better leader. This workshop introduces participants to basic principles of negotiation and provides the opportunity for practice. Margaret Kelliher, former speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives, teaches this workshop. She’s negotiated state budget deals and taught negotiation at the Humphrey School. Now she’s bringing her unique perspective to Boreas.